As the US celebrates Labor Day this weekend, a number of charitable events also get underway for various causes. Incredible Technologies already held their third Players Charity Championship this past weekend however and have announced the results just in time for the holiday. 72 Golden Tee players can together for a tournament and raised over $75,000 for a Chicago based organization called Salute Inc., who specializes in helping US veterans and their families. It’s the largest amount ever raised in the history of the IT Players Charity Championship and I have a feeling that there will be plenty more of these special competitions in the future. You can read all of the details in the press release below
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Golden Tee Players Charity Championship Smashes Fundraising Record
Over $75,000 Raised for Salute
(September 3, 2010 – Arlington Heights, IL) The biggest weekend of the year for Golden Tee players has come and gone, but the Players Charity Championship will not soon be forgotten.
72 players gathered together in Palatine, IL at Splinter’s Sports Pub on August 27-29. As tournament co-director Lance Bertram stated to the crowd after the first day of competition, “As a group we may not be the best looking bunch or have the most money – but we sure have the biggest heart. You guys are really something. You made history today!”
After all the donations were counted, the unbelievable total of $75,110 was raised for Salute, Inc., the Chicago-area organization dedicated to helping veterans and their families.
“Incredible Technologies was looking for the right opportunity to celebrate our 25th anniversary,” said Gary Colabuono, IT’s marketing director. “When the Golden Tee players approached us with the idea of a conducting a third player’s charity championship, we knew we had the perfect venue. It couldn’t have gone better, and the players busted their butts raising money for Salute.”
Besides the main tournament with its $25,000 purse, events during the weekend included a closest-to-the-pin contest sponsored by the World Championship of Fantasy Football, a Legends of the Game senior tournament, a real golf outing, and a one-hour set by Ira Dean, the Nashville rocker who penned the It’s Golden Tee anthem.
“What a weekend!” exclaimed Steve Churak, co-tournament director. “Everyone had a great time and it’s hard to imagine a more generous group of guys. Salute will put the money we raised to good use helping our veterans. It was one of those ‘feel good’ experiences that are so rare these days. We want to thank everyone who helped make this possible.”
Jeff Lannen of Ladd, IL was the winner of the $3,000 top prize. For more information go to the official recap page at www.goldentee.com.
The final four “salute” winner Jeff Lannen on his victory. From left, Chris Thorbrogger of Minneapolis, Mark Stenmark of Houston, winner Jeff Lannen and Tony Johnson of Minneapolis.
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Salute co-founders Will and Mary Beth Beiersdorf and their son Chris are presented with a check for $75,110 by the PCC organizers. From left, Lance Bertram of Chicago, Steve Churak of Chicago, Casey Brock of Houston and Jon Biedermann of Philadelphia.